Notts County striker Kion Etete says that he wants to be playing regular first-team football within five years, just weeks after impressing while in a trial match for Premier League Tottenham.
The 17-year-old striker has made six appearances in all competitions for League Two basement dwellers Notts County this season, all of them coming off the bench, and scored twice as a trialist for Tottenham’s Under 18’s in a 5-3 win over West Ham at the start of March.
Speaking to All Nigeria Soccer about his hopes for the future, Etete revealed: ”In the next five years I want to be playing regular first-team football at the highest level I possibly can”.
Going on to talk about his style of play, Etete added: ”I’d like to think that I’m a quick, strong striker and love taking shots at goal.”
With a Nigerian father and English mother Etete is eligible to play for either country and when asked about the issue the striker revealed: ”I’m eligible to represent England and Nigeria maybe one other I’m not sure and it would be an honour (to play for Nigeria) but would have to consult with my parents before making a decision.”
After a trial as impressive as Etete’s at Tottenham, you can be sure that plenty of clubs further up the league will have had their head turned.
While regular first-team football within five years that may be a challenge for the 17-year-old at Tottenham, you feel there will be plenty of other clubs willing to give him that chance.